With 40 Shows in 5 days from 22-26 August, Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2018 was again turned out to be the most experimental fashion event of the year. The designs were inspiring and the runway became the platform of exploring new ideas and imagination with some jaw-dropping designs. Here we are encapsulating some of the best runway moments of the show and names of some designers who made the event bespoke again. Some tremendously amazing designers also participated in the show who made the show extra hot.
From Day 1 to Day 5, these highlights from Lakme Fashion Week Winter 2018 are still worth-inspiring for all the fashionistas out there!
‘Bye Felicia’ by Sohaya Mishra
Mishra used the colour palette of grey, white and black extensively in his ‘dismissing the irrelevant’ inspired collection. The collection was a combination of recycled cotton and organic cotton by keeping comfort and self-expression a key for it.
Designs were quite inspired by ‘understanding and experiences of traditions and cultures’. A perfect blend of traditional fabric with stylish designs could be seen in the collection. Amit Vijaya and Richard Pandav used beautiful patterns with embroidery and dye techniques.
Cocktails & Samosas by Abraham & Thakore
25 years experienced designers Abraham and Thakore had their debut this season. As the name suggested, designs were making a perfect blend with Eastern kimonos and sarongs to Indian style Salwars and Churidars.
Gypset by Julia Chaplin and Ankur Priyanka Modi
The collection was hugely inspired by free-spirited neo-hippie wanderer searching for new adventures. The color palette ranged from forest green to chili red just to showcase the scene of a desert. Lightweight silks and wools embroidered with artisanal motifs just to showcase the horses of desserts. It was a whimsical collection full of surprises.
Begin by Ujjawal Dubey
Showcased the power of the subconscious mind through black paint and fabric. Models were freed to move on the runway without any order to portray the free-spirited mind as the theme of the collection. Asymmetric closures, drapes, layers, layers and accents, kurtas, teamed with sneakers and boots made the collection extremely outstanding.
The Miniaturist by Namrata Rathi
Inspired by Rajasthani metal craft of Gota, 23 ensembles exhibited in the most creative way through dance, live music with the enactment of some India’s cultural history. It was all about the traditional Rajasthani Style ensembles such as Jama, Ghaghra-Choli and the alluring polo saris.
INIFD’s Gen Next Debut of the Season
From the past 13 years, INIFD Gen Next has been introducing some whimsical designers whose designs were worth drooling for. This 26th batch again introduced hearth robbing designers like Anurag Gupta, Kanika Sachdev, Yadvi Sachdev, Ajay Kumar Singh, and Shweta Gupta. Designers played with different styles of fabric like khadi, organza, cotton, chanderi, hand-painted, textured, wool to make them look crisp and trendy.
Vriksh by Gunjan Jain
Gunjan Jain showcased handwoven saris draped in an experimental way with workwear blouses.
Time Whisperer & The Third Flooring by KVIC
They drew a perfect amalgamation of Khadi fabric with the Japenese concept of Wabi-Sabi. The collection comprised layering and androgynous silhouettes in different designs with Tunics, pants, shirts, jackets, and coats. An aesthetic collection of khadi with different textures, count and weight were used in the collection.
Collection by EKA
This was a collection of natural fibers such as khaki with lots of stripes, checks, hand block prints that were inspired by the theme of raw beauty.
‘The Dark Clouds’ by Ishanee Mukherjee and Anirudh Chawla
As the name suggested, their collection included organza, crinkled and crushed to depict volume.
Bloni Akshat Bansal, Sumiran Kabir Sharma, and The Pot Plant showed gender-neutrality as the axis of the collection. Econyl, merino wool, organza were used to design shirts, poncho, and Western-inspired silhouettes. The color range was more into dark and earthy tones. Ludicrous Legacy by Ayushman Mitra from Bobo of Calcutta kept the collection inspired by the Japanese artist hallucinatory paintings and used the color tones in his own collection.
Gaurang’s collection was a homage to South Indian actress Savithri, and incorporated designs through saris, Kurtis, swirling Anarkali on the runway. Fabrics like Mangalgiri, Kota, brocades, silks, organzas, handwoven sateens and chiffons offered a nostalgic style of fashion.
‘Millenial Maharanis’ by Nachiket Barve
Nachiket made a tribute to the age-old crafts with beading, applique, Resham and gotta embroidery in floral forms and used them extensively on gowns, lehengas, jackets, and long coats.
Volume 1 Issue 2 by Kallol Dutta
Cotton, silk, georgette, and plastic with the techniques of silk screen-printing were the elements that made the whole collection. The collection was all about the connection between forms and spaces. Amazing experimentation was done with the draping of Hijab, and the purple was the color of the show.
Eco-friendly textiles were used along with the sequins and ribbed fabrics with patterns of symmetric lines. Shahid Kapoor and Disha Patani became the showstoppers for the collection with a live band and beaming laser lights.
‘Sitara’ by Anushree Reddy
With salwars, saris, and lehenga-choli, the collection was combined with elements like 3D fleur, butterflies, leaves and fictional characters to create some aesthetic designs.
Merlot by Sonam and Paras Modi
The collection showcased some occasional color such as Maroon and Burgundy with beige and black. They made the whole range quite versatile with contemporary cuts, embellished jackets and peplum blouses with the essence of shimmering metals and delicate ombre fabrics.
Rangoli by Yogesh Chaudhary
Rajasthani Rangoli was the inspiration for the collection. The collection was apt for occasion wear with beautiful Sanganeri prints, floral motifs, and hues of rainbow celebrated with gold and silver embellishments.
Mu’asir by Payal Singhal
Folk art tapestry was the concept that leads to the style of the collection. They created a perfect amalgamation of Persian artistry with threadwork of zardozi, applique, and beadwork. Arrays of tassels and different sorts of colors grey, ivory, rose blush, mint, sage, cantaloupe, powder blue and bright shades of yellow were also used.
Pankaj & Nidhi
A ready-to-wear collection with both styles of ensembles such as machine-made and handcrafted was showcased in the collection. Dresses, trousers, tops, and gowns were made with special materials such as faux leathers, metallic hyper-twist yarns, and graded geometric gemstones.
Akara by Urvashi Kaur
A great emphasis was given on natural textiles, colors, and techniques. Urvashi succeeded in mixing the hand blocks prints with micro pleating in such a wonderful way. The collection was organic, yet classy!
Metamorphosis by Ashish N Soni
With the model’s hair and clothes, the theme was getting constructed. Inspiration was taken from the evolution of nature, A single garment was made from a variety of colors, shapes, styles, and textures.
Wilderness by Nakita Singh
Nakita’s collection was inclined towards the glorious prospect of wanderlust. The concept was scripted in a story-telling manner with the usage of light color and then moved towards the dark color palettes.
For this Winter Lakme Fashion Week, Dutta introduced the philosophy of Buddhism with some aesthetic elements of lotus and its rich qualities. Dhoti pants, one-shouldered togas, ponchos, and short jackets were designed with the color palette of red, black, grey and white.
Shweta Tania and Priyangshu Maji’s collection was all about extensive layering while keeping the inspiration of the romantic demeanor of jackets and trenches. Natural and hand-woven fabrics personified the style of the designers with cotton, sheer silk organza, and wool.
Kanoi painted the clothes like a canvas with a pinch of bohemian and chic style. The color palette was a mix of cerulean blue and continued with mustard and eventually ended up with hues of blue.
Shades of a Diva by Monisha Jaising
Monisha Jaisingh designed the capsule to make it apt for any prom night. Shimmering gowns and cocktail dresses with the color palette of the solid shade of colors. The collection was a perfect blend of traditional and western silhouettes.
Showstoppers from Bollywood
Bipasha Basu walked for Ruceru
Dia Mirza showed her glamorous side with the design of Moksha and Hiral
Diana Penty walked on the runway for Disha Patil
Kiara Advani showcased the ensemble designed by Neha Agarwal
Etika designed a beautiful Lehenga for Elli Avram
Esha Deol and Legendary Hema Malini for Sanjukta Dutta
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